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Kolkata, 16 November
Supporters of Narendra Modi hold Indian and Australian flags as they prepare to ride an overnight
train with some 200 others in Melbourne to Sydney
ahead of Modi's upcoming visit to that city. n AFP
Gandhi statue: Kicking off his first
bilateral visit to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in
Brisbane, saying Gandhi is as relevant
now as he was during his time.
Clean sweep: Skipper Virat Kohli led
from the front with a unbeaten century as India completed a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka by winning the
fifth and final One-day International by three wickets in Ranchi. P12
Beg quits NC: In a jolt to the National Conference ahead of the Jammu
and Kashmir Assembly elections,
veteran leader Mehboob Beg quit
the party and extended support to PDP
leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. P4
Mamata leaves: Chief minister
Mamata Banerjee has left for Delhi
to attend a Congress-organised programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. She
had to change her flight as her original Air India flight was rescheduled.
In a historic day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal (left) and K Srikanth (right) clinched the women's and men's singles titles of the
USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively, in Fuzhou, China on Sunday. While Saina got the better of Akane Yamaguchi of Japan,
young Srikanth notched up a stunning straight-game victory over two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China. n Afp
Boy killed in Parui violence
Parui, 16 November:
The troubled Parui area
witnessed further violence, with a teenage boy
killed at Choumandala
in clashes between BJP
and Trinamul supporters. A Trinamul man also
sustained a bullet injury
in Shirsita village.
Early in the morning,
alleged BJP supporters
attacked Jadabpur village, allegedly ransacking
the houses of Trinamul
men. “They attacked my
house and ransacked it.
They also attacked several
houses of Trinamul supporters as this village is
a stronghold of the party,”
said Mohosin Mollah, a
Trinamul panchayat pradhan. Trinamul supporters fought back, some of
them using firearms, causing the attackers to flee.
Villagers of Choumandala, meanwhile, alleged
that Trinamul men fired
on the village from outside.
Jaseem Sheikh (16), who
was working in the fields
was hit by a bullet in his
chest and died on the spot.
Later, after the attackers
left, police came and recovered the body.
A clash also erupted in
Shirsita village. According to sources, Trinamul
attacked BJP men in retaliation over yesterday’s
incident. The BJP then fired back. “Our supporters
can not stay in the village.
Male villagers are fleeing
in fear of police. Trinamul
is taking the chance. They
are attacking us with the
indirect help of police,”
said Nur Hossion, a BJP
supporter of Shirsita.
A Trinamul man, Sheikh Hasan was hit by a
bullet in the leg. He was
taken to Suri Sadar hospital.
Jadabpur residents
complained that police
reached the village nearly one hour after getting
information. Villagers of
Choumandala complained
that police are catching
only BJP supporters while
armed Trinamul men are
moving around freely.
Police detained 18 people from several villages,
among them Ekramul,
the father of the deceased
Jaseem, He and 11others
were later released.
Some junior doctors of
the NRS Medical College
and Hospital allegedly
inflicted injuries on a 27year-old youth's genitals
and beat him to death
inside the boys’ hostel
this morning, suspecting
that he was a thief. Police
have detained two persons, but no one has been
arrested yet and the victim is yet to be identified.
A senior police officer
said some of the junior
doctors found the youth
inside room number 99, on
the third floor of the hostel in the early hours today.
Apparently, the trainee
doctors though the intruder was a mobile thief, and
began torturing him.
According to police,
the junior doctors claimed
that electronic gadgets
worth a few lakh including mobile phones, tabs
and laptops were stolen
from the hostel in the past
few years.
As the intruder did not
give satisfactory answers
to their questions, the
junior doctors took him
inside the common room
of the hostel and beat him
up with wooden rods.
The junior doctors also
inflicted injuries on the
youth's genitals using
The victim was again
intruder was
caught inside room
no. 99 in the hostel in
the morning.
junior doctors,
believing him to be
a thief, beat him up and
inflicted cuts on his
brought out of the room
and tied to a pillar in the
third floor corridor with
a rope. Police have come
to know from some daily
wage labourers, who were
working in another building in the hospital premises that the junior doctors
continued to beat up the
victim after tying him to
the pillar. "We left the
place as they were beating
up the youth after we were
asked by some of the junior doctors," said one of the
It is learnt that a junior doctor had informed
Entally police station after
the youth was caught. But
he was lynched before the
police got to the spot.
When they arrived, the
police found the man tied
to the pillar in an unconscious state and bleeding
profusely. The police took
him to the emergency
department of the hospital where he was declared
brought dead.
Officers from the homicide section of the city
police's detective department went to the spot.
Mr Dhrubajyoti De, DC
(Eastern Suburban division), said: "The body has
been sent for an autopsy.
Nothing can be said until
we receive the report."
Interestingly, there is a
police outpost in the hospital, but the personnel
posted there had no idea
of what was happening at
the hostel. Moreover,
though the junior doctors
raised allegation of several incidents of theft in
the hostel, the principal of
the hospital is said to have
received only one complaint in the past few years.
Police are questioning
two persons who stay in
the common room of the
hostel. The men run a
canteen in the campus
and usually sleep in the
hostel common room.
A seven-member committee headed by the NRS
principal, Dr Manju Banerjee, has been set up to
probe the incident. It has
been asked to file a report
within 24 hours from
Merkel raises German issue with Modi KUNAL GHOSH Woman commits suicide after dad’s
Brisbane, 16 November
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel today utilised a meeting
with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the move to
drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas
and was assured it would be
looked into within the confines
of the Indian system.
Ms Merkel, who brought up
the matter during an interaction with Mr Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit here,
also invited the prime minister
to visit Germany. The Chancellor
told Mr Modi that India should
work on a system where children
can learn German in schools.
“Merkel did raise the issue of
teaching German language in
Indian schools. She raised it in
a manner requesting the Prime
Minister to have a look in it and
see what would be the best way
forward,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters.
In his response, Mr Modi said
it was important for children to
learn as many languages as
possible and assured Merkel that
her concerns will be addressed
by the Indian government.
The Sanskrit issue has
already been raised by German Ambassador to India
Michael Steiner with the Indian government, hoping for a
“pragmatic” solution.
As the Human Resource
Development Ministry has decided to drop the German language, over 70,000 students
across 500 Kendriya Vidyalayas
from classes VI to VIII are supposed to be asked to switch
from German to Sanskrit.
The 2011 Memorandum of
Understanding that made German a third language was signed
Vidyalayas and Goethe InstituteMax Mueller Bhawan.
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has defended the move,
saying the existing arrangement was in violation of the threelanguage formula. She, however,
said German would continue to
be taught as an “additional
subject of hobby class”.
Sanskrit teachers had moved
Delhi High Court alleging that
the central schools had introduced German as a third language in place of Sanskrit
against the education policy.
dark complexion remark
Kolkata, 16 November:
Apparently fearing that
suspended Trinamul Congress MP Kunal Ghosh
may escape from SSKM
hospital or otherwise
embarrass the hospital
authorities, the hospital
discharged him today.
On Saturday, SSKM
authorities intimated the
jail authorities that he is
fit and stable and can be
discharged soon. Although Mr Ghosh was scheduled to be discharged on
Monday, sources in the
hospital confirmed that
the authorities had urged
the jail authorities to take
him today.
Tamluk, 16 November
Unable to bear the pain of
her father’s remarks on
her dark complexion, a 32year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by
setting herself ablaze
after pouring kerosene
on her body at her residence at Chandipur in
East Midnapore.
The victim breathed
her last at the Tamluk district hospital last night
after struggling for life
since 12 November.
The district police have
registered a suo-motu
diary as her death is
regarded as an unnatural
Bratati Das (32), a
teacher at a primary
school at Henria, is said
to have been depressed for
a long time over her complexion.
According to the neighbours, recently, her family members had contacted a prospective
groom’s family that had
given an advertisement in
a reputed newspaper for
a bride, that, among other
things, specified that the
bride should be fair.
The victim’s younger
sister was selected by the
groom’s family and the
marriage was fixed on 12
The victim was demoralised as she was not chosen because of her complexion.
Apparently, her father
passed some hurtful
remarks, saying that
because of her complexion, she was not being selected by any prospective
Though her parents
had tried to arrange her
marriage for the past few
years, but the victim
refused to marry anyone
as she had set stringent
She is said to have
demanded that the groom
should be well established
in Kolkata and should be
As her conditions were
never met, her parents
were not happy over her
attitude and they would
often pass remarks, said
Joydev Midda, a Trinamul
Congress saha-sabhapati
of Chandipur panchayat
Days after the marriage settlement of her
younger sister, on 12
November, the victim,
unable to bear the constant
humiliation, tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze after pouring
kerosene on her body.
She was admitted to the
Tamluk district hospital,
but later she was shifted
to a nursing home in
A day before yesterday, she was again brought
to the Tamluk district
hospital where she succumbed to her injuries last
World leaders endorse India's
Higher growth, climate change priorities stance on black money
Brisbane, 16 November
Leaders of the world's 20
developed and emerging
economies today vowed to
boost global GDP by over
$2 trillion over next five
years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade, aimed at boosting the global recovery
amid geopolitical tensions.
In a three-page statement issued at the end of
the G20 summit here, the
world leaders, including
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and US President
Barack Obama, said:
“Raising global growth to
deliver better living standards and quality jobs for
people across the world is
our highest priority.”
The statement said that
the global economy is
Spain's President Mariano Rajoy Brey, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi,
French President Francois Hollande, US President Barack Obama, British PM
David Cameron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council
President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker take part in a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. n AFP
being held back by a shortfall in demand, while
addressing supply constraints is key to lifting
potential growth.
“Risks persist, includ-
ing in financial markets
and from geopolitical tensions. We commit to work
in partnership to lift
growth, boost economic
resilience and strengthen
global institutions,” it
“We are determined to
overcome these challenges
and step up our efforts to
achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth,
and to create jobs. We are
implementing structural
reforms to lift growth and
private sector activity,
recognising that well-functioning markets underpin
prosperity,” it added.
“This year we set an
ambitious goal to lift the
G20's GDP by at least an
additional two per cent by
2018. Analysis by the IMFOECD indicates that our
commitments, if fully
implemented, will deliver
2.1 per cent. This will add
more than $2 trillion to the
global economy and create
millions of jobs,” it said.
The statement came
soon after Russian Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin left
the summit venue where
he faced concerted Western anger over the
Ukraine crisis and the
downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over
eastern Ukraine in July.
It said the measures to
lift investment, increase
trade and competition,
and boost employment,
along with the macroeconomic policies, will support development and
inclusive growth, and help
to reduce inequality and
poverty. The G20 leaders
also agreed to set up a
global infrastructure hub
with a four-year mandate
to contribute to developing a knowledge-sharing
platform and network
between governments, the
private sector, development banks and other international organisations.
Brisbane, 16 November
The G20 summit that concluded here Sunday saw
its leaders endorsing India's concerns over black
money, while promising a
new global transparency
standard that will modernise international tax
rules and allow automatic exchange of information between governments
to curb illicit outflow of
money estimated at over
$1 trillion annually.
India, represented at
the summit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
called the development
an unprecedented success, and said the next step
will be the delivery of an
action plan, along with the
Organisation of Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD).
"We are taking actions
to ensure the fairness of
the international tax system and to secure countries’ revenue bases. Profits should be taxed where
economic activities deriving the profits are performed and where value
is created," the G20 leaders said in a joint communique at the end of the
summit, promising to
finalise work by end-2015.
This was precisely
what Mr Modi had specifically sought during a session on "Delivering Global Economic Resilience"
on the second day of the
summit, while also seeking systems that will help
countries in getting back
the ill-gotten monies
stashed away abroad.
"At this Summit, G20
Leaders have endorsed a
new global transparency
standard that will leave no
place for tax cheats to hi-
de. More than 90 jurisdictions will begin automatic exchange of tax information, using a common
reporting standard by
2017 or 2018," said Australian Prime Minister Tony
Abbot, the summit chair.
Indian interlocutors
said such strong words on
illicit money and imposition of curbs in the communique would not have
been possible without India's intervention, since
the original draft did not
contain a language that
was satisfactory for India.
Several other issues
which New Delhi pursued vigorously in Brisbane
found echo at the G20 summit ~ reducing the cost
of remittances from abroad, of which India is the
largest beneficiary, infrastructure financing, inclusive growth, job creation
and energy security.